Identify and prioritize energy-efficient areas with the help of a checklist. Learn what you need to include in your energy audit checklist and how best to proceed.
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A general energy audit and checklist is used to examine the energy consumption of a building or dwelling to identify factors that unnecessarily increase energy consumption. During an audit, information is gathered and evaluated to make meaningful recommendations that will lead to reduced costs.
Since 5 December 2015, regular energy audits have been mandatory. These energy audits must be carried out every four years. This is to check whether the energy consumption for companies is decreasing. Energy audits are regulated according to the DIN EN 16247-1 standard in the EU. An energy audit can be carried out as an alternative to certified energy or environmental management system.
A thorough energy audit is used to control energy consumption and costs. At the same time, it ensures that the essential energy flows are disclosed and thus energy potentials can be identified. In order to ensure that sustainability goals can be met, energy audits are now legal requirements for landlords in many countries. In the UK, for example, they are known as EPCs and are a legal requirement for most types of buildings. If a building's energy usage is deemed inefficient during an inspection, appropriate energy efficiency measures are to be implemented. The following aspects should be checked with an energy audit checklist:
Make sure that:
Check the insulation on walls, floors and ceilings to ensure that heat or cold does not escape. Check gaps around doors, windows and vents, as well as openings between the interior and exterior of the building to see if they are draught proof.
With Lumiform's mobile app, you can easily carry out the energy audit according to DIN EN 16247-1 via tablet or smartphone - online or offline. With the desktop software, you create checkpoints for your energy audit checklist. The app then guides you step by step through the audit without forgetting important queries. This significantly reduces the risk of quality loss and documentation errors.
In addition, clean and transparent documentation helps to comply with legal regulations as well as relevant energy management frameworks. Benefit from further advantages with Lumiform for your energy audit: